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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  I thought I'd show you some pix from a few of the walks Camo and I have gone on recently and take a quick look into our gardens here at Ao4 Headquarters.  We see beautiful things everywhere we go, so let's slip into the Zen of Zim Zone and get walking, shall we?

It's important to look ALL around you when you go on walks!  We looked up and saw this little Bluebird struggling in the Kansas wind:


Hang on, little fella!  You can pull through it!

"Whew!  Uh, I mean ♫♩♫♩♩♫!"

What a trooper!  Never give up, right!?!

"Thanks, Zim; I'm OK now.  Have a great walk!"

Cam noticed the little stream down in this little area for the first time.

"Oooh, Zim, look!"

It's a real pretty area and it's been a long, long time since there has been water in that stream!

When we were out of the housing development areas and into a more meadow-y area, we saw lots of Barn Swallows like this guy:


Most of them were busy swooping back and forth, catching tasty bugs to eat, but this guy was taking a break.  Mom found it easier to get a picture of him than the ones hunting!

Speaking of hunting ...


Yep.  A Turkey Vulture looking for his next meal!

We ran into the state bird of Kansas again, the Western Meadowlark!

"Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam ..."

Yes, our state bird sings our state song.  What would you expect?

We also saw this kit-cat on one of our walks!


I wanted to stop and make friends!  Cam ... not so much.  But she wasn't aggressive!  Don't worry, kit-cat pals!  I'll turn her into a cat-o-phile in no time!

Back closer to home, this Robin was hoping around in our garden:


He's a sure sign of Spring!  (And no, Mom.  Today is NOT the 94th day of February and there is nothing wrong with having snow in May!)

Moving right along ... here's a look into the pot of flowers on the front porch:


Our Redbud trees are in bloom:


They didn't seem to mind the snow too much.

Out back, just one of our lilac bushes is blooming so far - the Skidmore Lilacs:


I wish you could stick your snooters in there!  They smell incredible!

Even sweeter are the Juddi Viburnum:


They have an amazing fragrance!

That's all I've got for you this week.  I hope you're feeling nice and serene now!  If you'd like to see more bird photos, Mom has uploaded a whole bunch to our FlickR account, in our set called Birds!  Just click here to visit!

Have a wonderful Sunday and remember that beauty and serenity are all around you!

Play bows,


  1. Oh my goodness! What has I missed because of my lazy Mum! Welcome Cammie! So pleased to meet you and sorry I so late. I just beed reading back and I pleased you is settling in to well.
    Thank you for showing us the pretty birds. mum and TNP like birds for some reason. I like to try and chase them.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  2. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Love the birdie pics and, of course, adore the lilacs! Thanks for sharing your walk with me. :)

  3. One of the very best part of our day is being in the Zim Zone. Awe. What a wonderful sight to see water in that stream. MOM and I love walking beside the streams. Lilacs they are one of MOM's favorites. I love the smell. Ours our just starting to bud. They are the deep purple ones. But we like them all. Thanks Zim brother for the serene tour.

  4. Our mom is just loving all of your beautiful flowers! We have a bouquet of viburnum in our kitchen and it smells absolutely gorgeous!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  5. My mum is excited about the lilacs. She is weird.

  6. Thanks for sharing all that beauty. We will go stick our snooters in our viburnum. Mom says we have one just like yours.

    Check out our blog on Wednesday for a fun look at some more swallows.

    Millie & Walter

  7. The Western Meadowlark is beautiful! To my knowledge, we do not have them here. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

  8. Great pics!!! The Western Meadowlark is also Nebraska's state bird!!! How cool is that?!

  9. Just fabulous seeing all of Nature in all its' Spring finery. Nice one! Zim you won't be making me in to a kitty hugger any times soon. Sigh! You are really a Zen Dude. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Oh Zim, thank you for sharing these pictures. I always feel so serene and calm after spending some time in the Zen of Zim Zone!

  11. Now that was a productive walk seeing all those beautiful birds and flowers. Did you get your feets wet in the stream?
    Benny & Lily

  12. Your flowers are so beautiful!


  13. What great pictures! We really like Birdies too!

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